Dennis Apel: Diary From Prison

Tense Moments in Prison

Duck for cover, or take a stand? Read story.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Deprivations of the Special Housing Unit

In the 7x9-foot cell, "one is left with little more than one's mental ramblings for long periods." Read story.

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Closer Look at Justice

Prison sentencing at the hands of a judge. Read story.

Monday, October 24, 2016


The prison makes good on its threat and sends Apel to the Special Housing Unit. Read story.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Peace Activist Dennis Apel Opts to Suspend Prison Diary

Writings chronicled life inside from a compassionate viewpoint. Read story.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Prison Kitchen Cleanup Duty

A 12-cent wage and boilerplate ratings. Read story.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Unexpected Kindnesses in Prison

Though rarely, humanity breaks through and shines a brilliant light in the darkness. Read story.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Prison's Harshest Judgment

If there were a Scarlet Letter for prison, the "child molesters" would be wearing it. Read story.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Nothing About Prison Is Rehabilitative

Hope and common dignity denied in prison. Read story.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Political Prisoner Censored?

Prison authorities object to jailhouse diary. Read story.

Monday, June 13, 2016

First Call, First Letters in Prison

Mail call brings a glimpse of humanity, and some embarrassment. Read story.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

'Are You a "Cho-Mo"?'

Color barriers rule in prison, but all feels a uniformly depressing gray. Read story.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Naked in a New World

Dennis Apel enters prison, in this first of a continuing series. Read story.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
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